Saturday, 26 February 2011

TEZCATLIPOCA - Fine Tuning the Character V.2

In order to take my character futher, I feel I need to narrow down some of his traits/attributes as it feels to broad. I dropped some of the dsecriptions, to make it feel like the a descrition found inside a gaming manual.

■Character Name/Alias: TEZCATLIPOCA/The Black
■Hair Color: Black
■Hair Length: Long/Warrior
■Eye Color: N/A
■Worshipers: Aztecs, Warriors, Thieves, Rulers
■God Of: War, Night/Darkness, Temptation, Wind, Sorcery, Beauty, Discord/Deceit
■Weapons: Sword, Shield, 4 Arrows (To Punish The Sins Of Man) Obsidian Smoking Mirror
■Accessories: 20 Gold Bells, Headdress/Mask, Jewellery/Ornaments/Decorative
■Related Forms: Jaguar, Ashes, Shrouded Corpse, Headless Man/Empty Chest, Magician, Serpent
■Key Family/Relatives: Ometecuhtli/Father and Omecihuatl/Mother, Quetzalcoatl/Twin

■Key Enemies: Quetzalcoatl The White
■Skills: Creation, Sorcery, Elemental, Conflict, Shape shifting, Temptation,
■Personal Goals/Aspirations: Gaining followers/worshipers and growing powerful from this by making his existence known to humanity by performing tasks to to strike fear/please towards humans, Tezactlipoca (the Black) competes against his twin Quetzalcoatl (the White) to receive the throne of their Father/Mother to the Kingdom of the Gods, and reign as the Almighty Creation Deity.
■Morality/Ethics: Punishing evil and rewarding goodness, he tests men's minds with temptations, rather than trying to lead them into wickedness

■General Appearance: TEZCATLIPOCA The Black appears in his original form as a beautiful, handsome deity, his mere presence emitting a sense of royal divinity. with a warrior-like physique conveying his unprecedented strength and sorcery. Alongside the Deity's Goliath sized hands to create, he remains constantly prepared for battle with sword and shield at the ready, and to deal justice to man with the 4 arrows of Judgement, seen always in his right hand and the black, smoking obsidian mirror which renders enemies obsolete, residing at the centre of his chest.
Resembling the image of man, and idolized by the Aztecs, TEZCATLIPOCA can be seen wearing the gifts and ornaments of his followers, the 20 bells that cover each of his ankles, as well as he's fabled Mosaic mask/headdress. Changing his mask/headdress, TEZCATLIPOCA can harness the power of good/evil representing his current Karma, highlighting his mysterious and unreadable striped eyes. Whilst his original form conveys a human resemblance, some of his other shape-shifting forms can be seen in his make-up.

After a discussion with Alan about the nature of TEZCATLIPOCA and his many attributes, once again
things seemed to click into place. Placing a 'Karma' element 'Game Dynamics' allows the neutral trait of TEZCATLIPOCA to be conveyed, however can also represent the choices the 'player' can make (good/evil, fearing/pleasing) towards followers/enemies, through the use of masks. Changing masks would effectively change the nature of TEZCATLIPOCA to match the current Karma level.

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